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Mareanus Theodore NELSON

Dell Rapids Cemetery
Minnehaha County,
South Dakota

Birth: Sep. 14, 1874
Death: Feb. 22, 1955

Funeral For M.T. Nelson Held Friday Afternoon

Funeral services were held Friday afternoon, February 25th, for Theodore Nelson who passed away on the previous Tuesday evening following a long period of failing health.

Mareanus Theodore Nelson was born in Avoca, Iowa, September 14, 1874, coming to South Dakota in 1894 where he had lived the remainder of his life. He was married to Amelia Johnson at Sioux Falls on May 16, 1889. To this union seven children were born. On son, Myrl, died at the age of fifteen. The other children are: Roy and Charles of Berkley, California; Mrs. R. W Richter of Chehalis, Washington; Harold of Colman, Mrs. Hazel Bohl, and Foster of Dell Rapids.

Mr. and Mrs. Nelson lived on their farm east of Dell Rapids for many years. They retired and moved to Dell Rapids in 1937. Mrs. Nelson passed away October 16, 1941. For the past three years he had made his home at the Evens' Nursing Home.

He is survived by two brothers, Peter of Sioux Falls and John of Wheaton, Ill., the six children, ten grandchildren and many other relatives.

Mr. Nelson had been a resident of this community for the past 60 years, and up until his retirement had been active in all civic affairs. He possessed all the qualifications of a splendid citizen and was known by his neighbors and a host of friends for his honesty and integrity. He was a member of the Dell Rapids Baptist church where funeral services were conducted by the pastor, Rev. Horace J. Smith. Mrs. Thomas Merry was soloist, accompanied by Mrs. C.G.Graves. Pallbearers were James Norgaard, J.N. Jensen, Everette Anderson, Herman Olson, Jens E. Jensen and John Hoier. The Hermanson Funeral Home had charge of arrangements. Interment was in the Dell Rapids Cemetery.

Contributed on 4/27/09 by dellsfig68
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Submitted: 4/27/09 • Approved: 4/28/09 • Last Updated: 8/14/15 • R7687-G0-S3

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